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Family history and higher risks
Amy Joy
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:09 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


Has everyone everyone ever had a cologuard?

My doctor recommended I have one due to family history and over 50.

Will get results within a week.

Hope you all are fine tonight.


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:28 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18704


Thanks for reminding me.  I have an order for one.  I'll have to look for it. 

Iris


Amy Joy
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:11 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


 Hi Iris!

Hope all is well and you’re welcome!


Amy Joy
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 6:12 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


Test results in came back positive.

My doctor recommended colonoscopy.


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:30 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18704


Amy, have you had a colonoscopy before?  The preparation is not fun, but it can deal with suspected early cancers.

Iris


Amy Joy
Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:35 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


 Hi Iris, yeah this is first time I got instructions before test. I had a (DRE) several years ago not fun.

I have a family history of colon cancer. 

I have an older brother with dementia and colon cancer living in a nursing home.

 


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2022 12:05 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18704


Amy Joy, I will pray that your colonoscopy will be completed with no need for follow-up, with no cancer or pre-cancer or any other issues!

 

Iris


Amy Joy
Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:03 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


Thanks Iris!
Amy Joy
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2022 6:31 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


I’m getting ready for test in the hospital on Monday or Tuesday.
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2022 9:20 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18704


Good for you, Amy Joy.  Here's to no complications!

Iris


Amy Joy
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2022 6:56 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


Thanks Iris!

Hopefully all will be ok  

Have a nice weekend,


Amy Joy
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 2:16 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


 I have a 64 year old brother who lives in a nursing home and has

Progressive dementia and colon cancer.

Dementia and bowel problems runs in my family.


Amy Joy
Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 5:09 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


 I found out that I will be needing surgery following my colonoscopy.

I will more than likely need time in rehab following surgery.

My doctor recommended I will be in a nursing home with dementia care.


Amy Joy
Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 5:11 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69


Worried about having to go in rehab
 
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